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Jin Akanishi drops new album in time for the holidays

The mega hot Jin Akanishi is “Blessèd” this holiday season. His seventh album is available worldwide on December 12. The digital and standard versions of Blessèd contain a bonus track while the limited editions come with different DVDs.

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Jin Akanishi – Me (Review)

Jin Akanishi Me Review by Jen Wang Last year Jin Akanishi made a bold move by starting his own label. Since then, he has had a couple of releases, which he mostly has written and produced on his own. This summer’s full-length album Me is the culmination of this new independence. Akanishi opens with the …

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Nissy – DANCE DANCE DANCE (MV)

Whether you’re in the club or at school, the way to win over your crush is to do what Nissy (a.k.a. Takahiro Nishijima of AAA) says and “dance dance dance”. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP6I2X1GX74&w=560&h=315]

Anna Tsuchiya – Interview (2015)

Anna Tsuchiya Interview by Jen Wang June 2, 2015 In April, actress and singer Anna Tsuchiya held her first full-length U.S. concert at Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas. She treated fans to both old favorites like “Slap that Naughty Body” and “rose” from the NANA anime and more recent numbers, including her latest single “LUCIFER”. …

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Anna Tsuchiya – Anime Matsuri 2015 Live Report

Anna Tsuchiya Anime Matsuri, April 5, 2015 Live Report by Jen Wang The first couple of hazy guitar riffs drifted into the crowd, which grew excited with recognition. These were the first notes to Anna Tsuchiya’s most well-known hit, “rose” from the NANA anime series. For years, Anna won over American fans on the silver …

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Chubbiness – Manma de ii ya! (MV and comment)

Plus-sized idol group, Chubbiness, has generated a lot of buzz overseas this past year. Now hear what the girls have to say about their activities and their body-positive outlook.

Sayaka Sasaki – Interview (2014)

Sayaka Sasaki Interview by Jen Wang January 3, 2015 Winner of the third Animax Anison Grand Prix, Sayaka Sasaki has become a familiar voice in anime. She sang the themes for Tatakau Shisho – The Book of Bantorra, Nichijou – My Ordinary Life, and Garo: Honoo no Kokuin to name a few. She has teamed …

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SKY-HI – Smile Drop (MV)

This AAA member channels the coolness of the 1940s in this video for his second single as a solo artist. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsavQ6ly9wU&w=560&h=315]

Jin Akanishi – GOOD TIME (MV)

Taking some cues from The Wolf of Wall Street, Jin shows how to mix business with pleasure.

U – U (Retro Review)

U U Retro Review by Jen Wang Fans of the early Sailor Moon and Prince of Tennis musicals know Yu Shirota as a triple threat: actor, dancer, and singer. He’s gained mainstream success in films and dramas, but how about in the J-pop world? Going by simply “U”, he makes a valiant attempt to break …

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